Linz east bypass
The Linz east bypass is a traffic project in Upper Austria that is to connect the Mühlkreis Autobahn with the West Autobahn . On a route east of Linz, transit traffic is to be routed past the state capital.
The project is still in the planning phase and has to contend with resistance from the affected population. The variant closest to the city, Treffling via Steyregg to Ebelsberg, was chosen as the construction project . The planned start of construction is in 2025 at the earliest .
The expansion of the Czech Dálnice 3 motorway (state border near Wullowitz - Budweis - Prague) by 2024 and the completion of the Mühlviertel expressway S 10 are cited as reasons for the necessity of the route . After closing these two roads, there will be a continuous connection between Linz via Prague to Dresden. This means that more traffic is expected from the north to the south and west. The city of Linz therefore fears traffic congestion in the inner-city area.
In the mainly affected municipality of Steyregg, the construction project is met with massive criticism from citizens and municipal politics. They bring cuts into existing settlement areas, destruction of the Danube floodplains and increased air pollution against the project. Due to the proximity to the Voestalpine steelworks, the air in the municipality is already polluted above average.
The SPÖ Upper Austria leads the pollution of residential areas in Ebelsberg, where the connection point to the West Autobahn is to be built. However, it is not fundamentally negative towards the construction and advocates other route variants.
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- www.heuta.at, Today: The route for the eastern bypass continues to cause a stir . In: heute.at . ( heute.at [accessed on June 27, 2018]).
- Upper Austrian news: Linz east bypass: Protests from Linz and Steyregg against the route plan . ( nachrichten.at [accessed on June 27, 2018]).
- bypass endangers residential areas. Retrieved June 27, 2018 .